JetBrains Rider 2017.2 Help

JetBrains Rider Viewing Modes

Basics

JetBrains Rider provides special view modes:

  • Full Screen mode allows you to use the entire screen for coding. This removes all menus from view, as well as the operating system controls. However, you can use context menus and keyboard shortcuts. The main menu is also available when you hover the mouse pointer over the top of the screen.
  • Presentation mode is similar to the Full Screen mode, but it is designed for making presentations that involve coding with JetBrains Rider. In this mode, JetBrains Rider increases the font size and hides everything except the editor. If necessary, tool windows can also be displayed in this view using the corresponding items in the View | Tool Windows menu.
  • Distraction-free mode shows no toolbars, no tool windows, no editor tabs; the code is center-aligned, etc.

These actions are available only through the View menu. By default they are not mapped to any shortcuts but you can create your own shortcuts as described in Configuring Keyboard Shortcuts.

Toggling the full screen mode

Besides manipulating the tool windows (show/hide or resize them), JetBrains Rider makes it possible to maximize the entire product window, hiding the main menu.

  • To switch to the full screen mode, choose View | Enter Full Screen on the main menu.
  • To exit the full screen mode, choose View | Exit Full Screen on the main menu.

Toggling the presentation mode

In the presentation mode, the editor occupies the entire screen, while all the other JetBrains Rider components are hidden.

Besides that, the font size in this mode is larger than usual. You can define the font size for the presentation mode in the Appearance page of the Settings dialog.

  • To switch to the presentation mode, choose View | Enter Presentation Mode on the main menu.
  • To exit the presentation mode, choose View | Exit Presentation Mode on the main menu.

Toggling the distraction-free mode

In the distraction-free mode, the editor occupies the entire JetBrains Rider frame, without any editor tabs and tool-window buttons. The code is center-aligned.

  • To switch to the distraction-free mode, choose View | Enter Distraction-Free Mode on the main menu.
  • To exit the distraction-free mode, choose View | Exit Distraction-Free Mode.

Toggling the viewing modes in the Switch pop-up list

  1. Press N/A or choose View | Quick Switch Scheme on the main menu.
  2. In the Switch pop-up list that opens, choose View mode.
  3. On the context menu, choose the required mode. The contents of the menu depend on your current mode:
    • Enter Presentation Mode/Exit Presentation Mode
    • Enter Distraction Free Mode/Exit Distraction Free Mode
    • Enter Full Screen/Exit Full Screen
Last modified: 17 November 2017